Personally i've gone in rides in a few supercharged cars and although power is power - you can always squeeze more out of the setup with the right turbo(s). Also its become pretty damn cheap to turbo a car IMO, if your wallet is really skinny (as is mine) you can always piece one together, fabricating the headers yourself and such - my setup ran me $2600 including pretty much all new parts, HKS EVC 5, EEC tuner, yadda yadda yadda - it was really cheap for what it is and was pieced together over a 10 months period.
Then ofcourse are all the cool sounds....
I'm still also a firm believe in Nitrous though. Turbo > Nitrous > Superchargers - thats how it breaks down to me.
I didnt pay much attention to all the hype on turbo's untill I got one. Now I want to turbo everything. My old gt-my lawnmower- my fiancee's minivan-- my escort (hey-it gets good milage)- . I would never waste my time again with any other kind of power adder -- im sold on turbo. The transition in power when the turbo's spool up is incredible. The power is there whenever you want it-- and not when you dont. Its deffinently something you have to experience to appreciate.
Talking about turboing everything.... If only i can make a manifold to bolt onto my ass to mount a turbo onto which blows clean air into my lungs - I think i could be the fastest man in the world once i get the tune down right!!!
While that is somewhat of a true statementâ€¦it may not be for the reason in question. It seems a great deal of us over there do every last bit of work on the cars ourselves. As such, it turns into an eternal work in progress as we can never be happy just leaving it alone. We also seem to love tuning ourselvesâ€¦which needless to say is a never-ending search for the best balance, times etc. On top of everything elseâ€¦it seems that in typical turbo greedy fashion, we can't leave the boost level be.
As such, the tune must changeâ€¦fuel upgrades must happenâ€¦and ultimatelyâ€¦things start breaking.
True - True - True. My mustangs 1 year of running turboness anniversary is coming up within a month... the only stock parts left when she came alive with the twins were the stock motor and tired T5 - the T5 was quickly assassinated and then replaced with a 4r70w (which i couldn't be happier with, but i wish i could "Drop the clutch" sometimes and 'show off' more as someone could do with a manual box..) - the motor... well its still running strong, the turbos have only claimed a set of headgaskets so far and thats it.
The DIY EECtuning thing, although only putting about 20 minutes into it since i put the kit together (really just retarded timing, set shiftpoints/firmness, and a few other small things..) really isn't my thing... but i'll get it down right eventually.
god damn turbomustang guys and there huge burnouts...